Monday, October 31, 2011

Object tracking survey

This is an old Journal Paper I've read (long time back) on Object Tracking during Literature reivew: "Object Tracking: A Survey"


This has a gist of almost all object tracking methods used till 2006.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kinect Depth and Real-world distance

Here is an interesting link where the author compares real world distance with the distance measured with Kinect.

My friend and colleague Sriram, is also working in a similar area. I think we can expect important posts regarding that on http://worldofcameras.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Science and Computer Simulation

Here is an interesting link which tries to describe analogy between Science/Scientific Experiments and Computer Simulation/Programming.


  1. An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods: Amazon Book
  2. Sample Chapters.
  3. Scientific Programming in Java.


I'm glad, someone author wrote it in form of a book (first.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Interesting Papers in Distributed Camera Networks

I have read these papers published in the field Camera Networks recently (which I found interesting):


  1. Distributed Coordination for Fast Iterative Optimization in Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks: Proposed algorithm talks about how wireless sensors come to consensus on an issue in a Fast manner. How does this compare to other methods. (optimzation problem).
  2. Distributed Multi-Target Tracking In A Self-Configuring Camera Network: Talks about a modified Distributed Kalman filter that is used for tracking in Smart Cameras.
  3. Programming Support for Distributed Optimization and Control in Cyber-Physical Systems: Talks about issues regarding programming support for distributed shared memory architecture.
  4. Scalable Target Coverage in Smart Camera Networks: With only Pan changing in a PTZ camera, talks about Camera Coverage problem (which is an optimization problem). Talks about impact of proposed algorithm with changes in density of sensors/cameras, number of targets, etc.